Hey there! I’m Jean.
Here I am - ready to be a guide for you on the most amazing journey you will take!
I assist people in translating the language of the body and spirit to better understand their life’s purpose. Our true purpose here is to live happily, joyfully, and to thrive! Sometimes we just need reminders and a gentle nudge to come back into that state of being. Many people have lost their connection to that belief, and part of my job here is to bring you back to that innate place. My intentions are to teach you how to listen to the profound guidance that is unique to you and to assist you in creating an authentic dialogue with your soul to live a more empowered life.
I’m glad you are here!
I have been studying energy and all its facets for 20+ years. I have found time and time again, as we attempt to change our lives, the most profound way to make lasting change is to begin within.
Many times, we will attempt to change our external circumstances in order to improve our lives. But, there are many moving parts in our external environment that are much more challenging to attempt to control! What we fail to consider is that our reality will ALWAYS reflect what we believe within. So, do you see how attempting to change from the outside-in can be frivolous?
What we can do, and pretty easily actually, is to do our inner work. We can become acquainted with our beliefs and our energy, and play with it to change our reality.
You may have noticed I used the word “play.” Life is supposed to be joyful, playful, easy, and fun! If that has not been true for you, then let’s change that! As you begin to learn about your energy, think of it as an adventure. This is an exploration of YOU! You contain so many amazing pieces that have been just waiting for their turn to awaken and shine! This journey will be the most exciting and profound trip you will ever take. It will lead you into places you could not imagine exist and open your eyes to your potential and truth.
Welcome to my playground!
Healing Your Chakras
You may have heard of Chakras and somewhat know what they are or what they do. The Sanskrit word Chakra literally translates to wheel or disk and refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. Our Chakras are influenced by everything we do, go in and out of alignment, and ebb and flow naturally. From minor illnesses, the daily stresses of living in a fast-paced world, negative experiences, and exposure to toxins, our Chakras need to be realigned to eliminate dis-ease of your mind, body, and spirit.
All of your Chakras are linked, so if one of them is blocked or out of balance, you might feel ‘not quite right’, discomfort, or a sense of being mentally and emotionally out of balance.
The following contains quick and easy ways to become acquainted with your chakras, identify any imbalances, and give tools to begin to heal them.
Position: Base of the Spine
It corresponds to the physical body and connection to the Earth. It is concerned with the basics of survival: food, shelter, safety, comfort, and belonging. It identifies with your right to be here and the right to have.
When your Root Chakra is blocked:
You just feel stuck or hard to motivate.
You may feel stressed because you believe that you must rely on external circumstances to feel secure.
You may have persistent financial problems and find yourself in an unfulfilling career.
You fear rejection and abandonment.
You feel succeeding in life is challenging and are just getting by or going without.
You may dislike your body and feel inadequate.
Emotional imbalances can include:
Fear, tension, rage, anger, fear of abandonment, uncertainty, anxiety, blaming others, inability to flow with life, afraid to let go, grudges, feeling numb.
When your Root Chakra is open:
You have a strong connection with others and feel wanted and loved with a deep sense of belonging.
You are content with your body and feel the love of Self.
You are confident with money, manage it well, and always having enough for what you need and want.
Healing imbalances in Root chakra:
Connect with the energy of the earth. Walk with bare feet on grass or sand.
Eat root vegetables including ginger, carrots, potatoes, turnips, radish, and beetroot.
Consciously spend time with other people who you trust.
Explore old and outdated beliefs and how they may be preventing forward movement.
Wear red colors or place red within your environment – flowers, etc.
Visualize a cord extending from your root and anchor it deep into the earth.
Dance or some sort of movement.
Rosemary, Cedar, Ginger, Sandalwood, and Cloves.
Jasper, Carnelian, Obsidian, Bloodstone, Smokey Quartz.
It is safe to be here
The earth supports me and meets my needs
I love my body and trust its wisdom
I am immersed in abundance
I am here and I am real
Position: Just below the belly button.
Sexuality, pleasure, sensation, creativity, and the joys of life. Freedom from guilt.
When your Sacral Chakra is blocked:
You experience difficulty allowing yourself to become emotionally and sexually intimate.
You believe sex is bad and that it can hurt you, or you feel you have to be sexy to be loved.
You feel abused, hurt, and confused and don’t trust that you can be loved for being you.
You struggle with a healthy self-image.
You move from one relationship to another, desperately trying to find “the one” yet lacking the sense that you are worthy of love.
Imbalances can include:
Physical: Frigidity, menstrual problems, impotency, bedwetting, irritable bowel syndrome, cystitis, ovarian cysts, muscle cramps and spasms, miscarriages.
Emotional: Neediness, rigid beliefs, tension, anger, feelings of depression, aches and pains, believing sex is bad, blaming others, punishing one’s mate, sexual frustration, bitterness, inadequacy.
When your Sacral Chakra is open:
You have a strong sense of your sexuality and recognize it as one of your most powerful creative energies.
You create healthy sexual experiences with others that honor you, you enjoy pleasure in many different ways in life.
Healing imbalances in Sacral chakra:
Make regular time for sexual activity (weekly).
Brainstorm. Get into your creativity.
Stretch your lower back through yoga or traditional exercise techniques (i.e. cat stretch, sphinx pose, legs up against the wall, etc.).
Belly dance or rotate your hips around in a circle.
Wear orange (the vibration of this color is linked with the sacral chakra).
Drink a lot of water.
Eat almonds, melons, strawberries, oranges, coconut, and mandarin
Rose, Jasmine, Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang.
Citrine, Amber, Hematite, Red Jasper, Orange Calcite.
I deserve pleasure in my life
I absorb information from my feelings
I embrace and celebrate my sexuality
My sexuality is sacred
I move effortlessly and easily
Solar Plexus Chakra
Position: Above the navel – two inches below the breastbone
Relationship with yourself, personal power, self-esteem, self-worth, and freedom from shame.
When your Solar Plexus Chakra is blocked:
You feel like a victim in the world and often feel powerless relative to other people and circumstances.
You give your power away to others as you feel this is necessary to keep peace in relationships.
You will find it difficult to take action on your dreams due to a sense of powerlessness and low self-esteem
You suffer from stomach pains and stomach anxiety.
Imbalances can include:
Physical: Fatigue, gas, food allergies, hepatitis, shingles, jaundice, anemia, gastritis, abdominal cramps, hyperacidity, peptic ulcers, gallstones.
Emotional: Low self-esteem, chronic complaining, feelings of rejection, shame, powerlessness, finding fault in others constantly, justifying bad behavior, fear, lack of belief in oneself, feelings of dread and doom.
When your Solar Plexus Chakra is open:
You have a strong sense of your own power and how to use it in healthy ways.
You admire others with power and influence and choose to emulate people who are using their personal power to make a difference in the world.
You want to use your power and influence for good in the world.
Healing imbalances in Solar Plexus chakra:
Explore any self-sabotaging behaviors or ways you keep yourself small.
Work on breathing properly (i.e. not from your chest, but from your stomach).
Sit in the sun (fire is the element of the solar plexus chakra).
Discover your core beliefs and how they may differ from what you have been taught.
Repeat affirmations to yourself daily (e.g. “I radiate love,” “I embrace the person I am”).
Wear yellow (the vibration of this color is linked with the solar plexus).
Do something that makes you scared but brings you courage.
Eat whole grains, organic yogurt and cheese, and spices such as turmeric, ginger, cumin, and fennel.
I honor the power within me
I accomplish tasks easily and effortlessly
The fire within me burns through all blocks and fears
I can do whatever I will to do
Position: Center of chest
Love and spirituality, compassion, emotional zone, masculine/feminine of the self, and forgiveness. Love doesn’t mean only love for others; it also applies to self-love and self-acceptance.
When your Heart Chakra is blocked:
You are afraid of commitment and feel like you have to please others to be loved.
You have been hurt by others many times in relationships and now feel like you have to guard yourself against being hurt again.
You have trouble with giving and receiving love and being compassionate.
You hold grudges and become needy in relationships, and this often leads to anger and distrust.
A weak heart chakra can be at the root of heart disease, asthma, and allergies.
Imbalances can include:
Physical: High blood pressure, pneumonia, asthma, hyperventilation, sleep disorders, fatigue, breast cancer, bronchitis, immune disorders.
Emotional: Self-victimization, grief, hopelessness, desperation, difficulty in giving and receiving, despair, suppression of crying, world-weariness, feeling stifled.
When your Heart Chakra is open:
You are comfortable in your relationships.
You give and receive love easily, and you feel a heartfelt sense of gratitude for how wonderful your life is.
You appreciate others and feel compassion for yourself and others without feeling sorry for anyone.
Healing the Heart Chakra:
Learn to enjoy your solitude.
Practice the taken-for-granted virtue of gratitude by being thankful for the small things in your life each day.
Learn to breathe deeply.
Allow the breeze to sweep through your hair and feel in on your skin (air is the element associated with the heart chakra).
Look at people in terms of what you love rather than what you hate.
Express your thankfulness by doing something kind or thoughtful for others.
Explore different ways of forgiving people who have wronged you (perhaps by learning how to forgive yourself first).
Wear green (the vibration of this color is associated with the heart chakra).
Lavender, Hyssop, Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, and Neroli.
Jade, malachite, emerald, green tourmaline, and rose quartz.
I am worthy of love
I forgive myself and others
I am loving to myself and others
There is an infinite supply of love
I live in balance with others
Position: Hollow of the throat
Your communication center — your voice, your creative self-expression. Speaking your truth, coming from the center of your willpower, listening, and being heard.
When your Throat Chakra is blocked:
You are afraid to speak up and say what you want or feel.
You go along with others so you don’t upset anyone.
You are frustrated because you don’t feel that other people hear what you have to say.
You get sore throats often and feel like your throat is blocked.
Imbalances can include:
Physical: Stiff neck, hearing problems, hay fever, hoarseness, teeth and gum problems, tonsillitis, asthma, bronchitis, ear infections, colds, thyroid issues.
Emotional: Social anxiety, repressed emotions, self-victimization, stubbornness, persecution-complex, erupting emotions, resentment, bitterness, anger, stress, stifled creativity.
When your Throat Chakra is open:
You are comfortable speaking your truth.
You experience others listening to you and you feel that you are heard and honored for your truth.
Healing Throat Chakra:
Find an appropriate form of catharsis that allows you to express yourself, e.g. painting, running, writing, singing, dancing, creating, building or even screaming.
Learn to acknowledge your feelings and experience them without judgment, e.g. if you feel excited, allow yourself to feel 100% excited. If you feel angry, allow yourself to feel 100% angry. No emotion is innately “good” or “bad.”
Chant. Laugh. Sing
Practice assertiveness or if you are normally aggressive and vocal, practice silently listening to others.
Honestly explore your feelings towards yourself, other people, and your current life.
Wear the color blue (the vibration of this color is associated with the throat chakra).
Look up at the sky and allow your mind to clear.
Eat fruits and vegetables with high water content such as watermelon, cucumber, berries, and celery.
Jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang, and frankincense.
Sodalite, lapis lazuli, blue lace agate, amazonite and turquoise.
I hear and speak my truth
I express myself with clear intent
Creativity flows in and through me
My voice is necessary
Third Eye Chakra
Position: Between the eyebrows
Responsible for psychic abilities such as intuition as well as your sense of purpose in life — self-reflection, visualization, discernment, and trust of your own intuition.
When your Third Eye Chakra is blocked:
You struggle with finding meaning in life and often ask yourself, “Why am I here?"
You feel disconnected from your intuition, or don’t feel like you have any.
You have trouble making decisions and you feel lost when it comes to your spiritual purpose and path in life.
You feel frustrated that there is something wrong with you as you feel like other people have this intuitive sense and you don’t.
You get headaches and feel tension in your brow area often.
Imbalances can include:
Physical: Chronic fatigue, dizziness, hormonal imbalance, anxiety disorders, headaches, high blood pressure, cataracts, dyslexia, insomnia, amnesia, body-image disorders, sinus problems, mental fogginess.
Emotional: Depression, anger, feelings of isolation, emotional instability, self-centeredness, grudge-holding, self-criticism, inability to cope with stress.
When your Third Eye Chakra is open:
Your intuition is the constant guide that you trust and act on with confidence.
You have a strong sense of your own inner truth and listen to and follow it as it guides you on your life path.
Healing Third Eye Chakra:
Cut out processed food from your diet.
Eat raw, unprocessed fruit, vegetables, grain, and legumes.
Establish a regular sleep routine and get a minimum of 7 hours of sleep.
Eliminate distractions from your life (e.g. too much television, social commitments, procrastination food, etc.).
Learn to sit silently every day without any form of stimulation. You could formally practice meditation or simply relax outside in nature.
Wear the color indigo (the vibration of this color is associated with the third eye chakra).
Work on sharpening and trusting your intuition.
Eat nuts, dark chocolate, and berries such as blueberries and raspberries.
Cypress, patchouli, vetiver, rosemary, and juniper.
Amethyst, purple fluorite, clear quartz, blue aventurine and merlinite.
I see all things clearly
I am open to wisdom
I can manifest my vision
Position: Top of the head
This is the connection between you and the divine. It is responsible for spirituality, belief systems, revelation, divine consciousness, and enlightenment. Your brain functions and central nervous system are controlled by the crown chakra.
When your Crown Chakra is blocked:
You experience loneliness, insignificance, and meaninglessness.
You may feel a strong attachment to material possessions and achievements (and define yourself according to them) and a disconnect from the spiritual side of life.
You feel no connection or guidance from a higher power, you feel unworthy of spiritual help and are angry that your higher power has abandoned you.
You often suffer from migraines and tension headaches.
Imbalances can include:
Physical: Insomnia, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, neurosis, psychosis, headaches, schizophrenia, cancer, epilepsy, dizziness, light sensitivity.
Emotional: Existential depression, cynicism, self-righteousness, mistrust, fear, hatred, aimlessness, narrow-mindedness, god-complex.
When your Crown Chakra is open:
You feel connected to a higher power and sense that you are being watched over and cared for.
You know you deserve immense blessings.
You feel immense gratitude for the universal love and appreciation you feel towards yourself and others.
Healing your Crown Chakra:
Explore ancient traditions to modern ideas of the new age.
Open your mind to new ideas, thoughts, and beliefs.
Explore your shadow self or ways in which you limit yourself.
Learn to separate who “you” are from what you experience. This is known as “witnessing” or “observing” what you think and feel and can be done constantly throughout the day or through formal practices like meditation.
Wear violet/white (the vibration of these colors are associated with the crown chakra).
Drink plenty of purifying water and eat clean, unprocessed, natural foods.
Gurjum, myrrh, rosewood, cedarwood, and jasmine.
Celestite, danburite, blue sapphire, moldavite, and peacock ore.
Divinity resides within
I am guided by a higher power
I am open to new ideas
I am guided by inner wisdom
The information I need comes to me
The world is my teacher
Guided Chakra Meditation
Sit or lay down in a comfortable position. Begin to deepen your breath slightly, focusing on the sensation of the inhale and exhale. How does it feel to take in breath/life force energy?
Allow yourself to feel the pleasure of the experience. When we hold our breath, we also hold our emotions and tension in the body. Focus your intent to release any areas of tension or stuck energy.
Begin your focus on your Root Chakra. Its color is red. It is located at the base of your spine. This is a beautiful place that allows us to ground our energy into the earth. To gain the support of Mother Earth and to feel into the deep stability and infinite levels of love she offers us. Check-in with this energy center at the base of your spine. What does it feel like? Does it feel stuck? Does it feel like it is spinning? Can you sense any movement there? The more you tune into your chakras, the easier it becomes to discern how they are functioning. If you feel nothing, no worries. The work you do here today, and each day following greatly impact the functionality of your chakra system. Continue to breathe in the color red with focused intent on this area until you feel like the process is complete. Learn to trust your judgment as you explore your energetic body.
Moving up now to your Sacral Chakra. Its color is orange. It is located just below the belly button. This is the place where we tap into our sexuality, our sensuality, and our creativity. The place where we begin to be open to greater levels of pleasure in our lives. The place where nurturance of self and others resides, and the place where healthy boundaries stem from. Tune in to see what you feel here. Begin to breathe the color orange into this space. Do this until you feel complete.
Moving up into the Solar Plexus. Its color is yellow. It is located at the base of the sternum. This energy center is the place of personal power, good self-esteem, confidence, and a balanced and effective will. Take a few moments now to tune into the energy movement of this space. Breathe in the color yellow until you feel complete.
Moving up now into the Heart Chakra. Its color is green and resides in the middle of the chest over your heart space. When clear, this energy center allows us to give and receive love in deeper and more profound ways. When balanced in your heart space, you no longer feel fear of rejection, abandonment or loss. You feel compassionate, loving, peaceful, and balanced. When sending breath into this space, focus on expanding and opening. We all have experienced hurt here. It can be a sensitive spot. Be gentle with yourselves as you explore this space, and know that as you send energy and breath here, you are empowering yourself in healing past hurts. Remain here with focused intent until you feel complete.
Moving up now into your Throat chakra. Its color is blue and located directly over your throat. When balanced here, you will feel a greater ability to speak your mind and your truth. You will carry a deeper resonance in your voice and you will find others listening to your words more deeply. You may find your listening skills will improve. You will find greater ease in communicating. Allow yourself some time now to breathe in the color blue into this space. Envision movement here. Do this until you feel complete.
Moving up into your Third Eye, your 6th chakra. Its color is indigo and is located on your forehead just above the center of your eyebrows. This is the space of clarity, intuition, and sight. Clearing this space will assist in keeping headaches at bay. It will give you a clearer sense of direction on your path and life purpose. It allows you a greater ability to tune into your intuitive gifts and gain deeper insights into your inner and outer worlds. Breathe in the color indigo until you feel complete here.
Lastly, moving up into your 7th chakra, your Crown. Its color is violet and is located just above your head. This space is profound. This connection allows you to become more deeply spiritually connected, to receive information from source, and the ability to assimilate that information to gain new levels of understanding. As you breathe into this space, direct your intent upwards in an expanded way. Reach upwards. Allow the beautiful and perfect connection to be re-established. Continue to breathe violet into this space until you feel complete.
Now, I implore you to sit quietly with your breath and feel what your body feels like. Do you sense a new rhythm and flow? Has your vibration shifted? Do you feel lighter? If you sense any additional places of tension, simply send breath there until it clears. Now begin to come back gently into your physical form and settle back into your body. Wiggle your fingers and toes. Breath into a smile and see how that shifts your field.
Remember, you are a powerful being with beautiful abilities to heal yourself! Trust in that!